A number of global companies have replaced or are doing trials to replace the material in their gift cards – from plastic to paperboard. Sweden’s largest cinema chain, SF Bio, has taken the plunge and is now replacing all its cards.
“When our card supplier, Megacard, suggested we could make our gift cards from paperboard and thereby drastically reduce their environmental impact, it was self-evident to us to switch,” explains Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.
“In plainRead More
Standard Printers Providers, Mumbai together with its Principals M/s TAIYO KIKAI LTD. will be participating Japan at IGAS 2018 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo-Japan from 26th July 2018 to 31st July 2018.
The visitors will witness the latest technological developments incorporated in “TAIYO” in their State-of-the-Art U.V. Rotary Flexo Presses for Cartons/ Labels.
 “TAIYO” will showcase their latest Servo Driven U.V. Flexo Press specially designed to print Cartons, Labels and other materials.
'Traffic Light Labelling' is a system of indicating the status of contents using the red, amber or green a la traffic lights. The system was first implemented in the United Kingdom in 2007. This labelling allows people to know about the nutritional content of the packaged foods – such as salt, sugar and fat content – as red for very high (unhealthy), amber for moderate, and green for low (healthy). Foods with 'green' indicators are healthier and to be preferred over those with 'red' ones.
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In another milestone, Intergraphic Sales & Service (Mumbai) installs Pulisi 100% defect detection system in Nitai Presscamp Pvt.Ltd. and in Unick fix-a-form & Printers Ltd.in Ahmedabad
The converters securing high end business opportunities with toughest qc factors with Pulisi defect detection system. The renowned system has the most user friendly teledyne dalsa camera from Canada.
It is easy in operation and has fast establishment of inspection standard template that saves modeling time. This single inspection machine is equivalRead More
In the first ever installation of Weigang flexo press in Africa, Intergraphic Sales & Services, the official distributor of Weigang and exclusive in India is credited for the installation of an 8-color fully servo driven ZJR-330 flexo printing machine at Perfect Packaging in Nigeria.
The international sales manager of Waeigang says, “with this installation we now make our presence in the African market and are hopeful of positive growth in the region.”
Perfect Packaging started operations in 2010 at the new plant in LagosRead More
Registration for the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, is now open. The show is set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), from 22-25 November.
This biennial event, aimed at printers, designers, brand owners and industry suppliers, brings the whole supply chain together under one roof. It is the region’s key platform for businesses to showcase their latest machinery, innovations and products. With 250 exhibitors taking part in 2018Read More
BST eltromat India, the leader in quality assurance systems for printing & packaging industry are celebrating their 25th year in India and on this occasion they are all set to unveil a new Automation division to machine manufacturers and users to automate their various process work-flows. BST eltromat’s first-class technical competence and many years of practical experience with the most varied and diverse areas of application enable them to be a strong partner who understands the industry’s precise requirements for automation.
BST eltromat understRead More
A south India based flexible packaging company, Darshan Flexibles has recently implemented Flexibiz ERP solution for sustainable growth. The company has two state-of-the-art production plants at Mysore.
Since its inception in 1995, Darshan Flexibles has been delivering value-added and cost-effective quality solutions to the constantly evolving packaging requirements of varied industries in India. The prudence and exceptional capability of their promoter Mr.Ashwinni Hemdev has a gained a great momentum for the company.
In a bid to open up new markets, Bangalore based Sai Enterprises overhauled its flexographic plate production set-up with installation of ESKO Cyrel Digital Imager.
Started in 1995, Sai Enterprises supplies flexo plates to the label printers of southern India. With an aim to deliver the plates within 24 hours, they have setup their manufacturing facilities in three prime locations i.e. Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.
In an recent event, we spoke to Mr.N.Gopalakrishnan, proprietor of Sai Enterprises. He said. “RecentlyRead More
The International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries is scheduled to happen from 6-9 January at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
The Indian printing industry is increasingly being driven by growth in packaging and labels. The rising demand fuels rising opportunities and therein leaves a lot of scope for new products, services and solutions. Pamex provides a global platform to these innovations and developments.
In the backdrop of the successful last edition, which featured 350+ exhibitors, 75+ product launches, 200+ runninRead More
Capable of handling print speeds of up to 65ppm and precision scanning of 240 ipm, the latest addition delivers high productivity and robustness, along with smooth operability and solution collaboration capabilities.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies, has announced the launch of the powerful bizhub658e/558e/458e black and white multifunction printer in India. The development marks yet another stellar addition to Konica Minolta's extensive portfRead More
Baddi-based Marks Emballage earned the unique distinction of being the first Indian printing firm to invest in two Gallus Label master flexo presses in a single order, as part of its new plant expansion with a total planned investment of 5 million euros. The acquisition sets the stage for Marks to work in more productive and path-breaking ways, while broadening its footprint in high-growth market segments. The print house expects the huge capital investment to enhance its capacities and capabilities in the label industry.
Commenting on what is one of the largest dRead More
The edible oil sector grew at 25% to cross the USD 20 billion mark in 2017 making it the largest packaged food segment with over 30% share of the USD 65 billion packaged foods market in India.
Because of the increasing awareness of food safety and healthy lifestyle practices, Indian consumers are shifting from traditional “loose oil” sold at local grocery stores, to packaged oils. This trend has led to the packaged segment of edible oils to grow at 2.5 times the rate of overall edible oil consumption in India.
The use of coexRead More
The draft of the new "Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulation, 2018” is ready and awaiting final notification soon by the FSSAI. The new regulations are expected to entail significant changes in the supply chain for packaging of food and beverage. The International Packaging Conclave 2018 aims to un-pack the implications of the forthcoming new regulations.
The International Packaging Conclave is a knowledge sharing interactive platform for the packaging industry that comes together with the PackPlus Exhibition in New DRead More
Repro Poly Services, a Hyderabad based flexo pre-press bureau, recently installed a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System in response to the demands of flexo printers in India who are increasingly seeking on press efficiency across a wider range of flexo print applications, without sacrificing quality.
“We have always been a forward-looking company and have embraced new technology when it makes sense for our business,” said Rohit Shingala, director, Repro Poly Services. As a long time supplier of digitally-imaged flexo plates to the industry, when it was time tRead More
Heidelberg has also confirmed participation in the forthcoming PrintPack India 2019 exhibition, apart from other legends of the printing and packaging industry like Bobst, Canon, Fuji, Fairdeal Engineers, HP, Komori, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Line O Matic, Malhotra Graphics, Megabound, Memory Repro, Mullar Martini, NBG Printographics, Pelican, Prakash Offset, Ryobi, Rotta Print, Sheth Printograph, The Printers House, VIG Graphics, Xerox and many more. IPAMA is also expecting some more big industrial houses to participate in the exhibition. The overwhelming response, whiRead More
One of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of beverages - Rasna International wanted an absolutely alluring packaging for its fruit powder concentrate. With this straight-forward brief,Rasnatasked Uflex– a company with whom it has had an association for over two decades, to come up with a unique packaging solution.
What Uflex in turn came up with is all set totake the brand to the next level of customer delight. An all new spouted profile stand-up pouch with side handle carrying Rasna Fruit Powder concentratehas pleasantly stirred up the retail shelves
TSC Auto ID, a global leading manufacturer of innovative thermal label printers for industrial, desktop and mobile applications in the AIDC industry, together with premium product brand “Printronix Auto ID”, is set to launch its latest tech innovations at COMPUTEX 2018 including, manufacturing, logistics, retail and the healthcare industry, shows at TWTC NANGANG Exhibition Hall (1st floor, booth number K0610).
The evolution of Industry 4.0 changed the development of traditional manufacRead More
Colgate’s gold toothbrush, the Gold 360?, was launched in Norway in packaging in the form of a gold bar. The packaging is printed on Invercote Metalprint Digital 300 g/m² + 29 g/m², 420 µm, 16.5 pt.
The printers, Print House, playfully developed the combination of printing a gold effect onto Iggesund’s new Metalprint Digital paperboard, certified for the HP Indigo 12000 series.
When Iggesund Paperboard asked Print House in Oslo to do the certification testing of its new silvery metallised PET film-laminated paRead More
The launch edition of Labelexpo Southeast Asia – the biggest label and package printing event in the region – has exceeded all expectations, with 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand for the three day show from 10-12 May. Exhibitor rebookings for the next edition in 2020 already stand at 42 percent – the highest following a Labelexpo event launch to date.
Aimed at connecting printers/converters, brand owners, label and package printing technicians, buyers and desRead More
Mumbai, 24th May, 2018: CPhI Conferences, a division of UBM India, which hosts a number of successful pharmaceutical conferences, has announced its premier event, ‘The 7th Annual Innopack Pharma Confex’ which is scheduled for 24th – 25th May 2018 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai. The confex promises to be the largest platform for professionals from the Pharma Packaging industry to congregate, network, exchange ideas and knowledge, form alliances and shape the future of the pharma packaging industry, all under one roof. This 2 day confex will witness scintillating panel discussRead More
One of Belgium’s leading label converters, Desmedt, has invested heavily in a package of cleaning technology manufactured by Danish company Flexo Wash. The overall investment, which exceeded €150,000, was part of a major re-organisation of Desmedt’s production capability at its plant in Bornem, close to Brussels.
Speaking for Desmedt, owner Henri Köhler said: “In today’s highly competitive marketplace you need to have all elements of production under control to run best quality. To ensure our new pRead More
Company uses sustainable technology to provide books and school supplies to high-needs communities around the world
Rochester, New York, May 14, 2018 –Kodak announced today it is creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children’s books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates.
“It’s wonderful to see printers signing up across the globe to participate in Kodak’s
Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL), one of India’s leading manufacturers of BOPP packaging films on 9th May 2018 launched its fifth BOPP films manufacturing line (Line 5), significantly increasing its capacity from 46.35 KTPA to 80.85 KTPA. The new line was launched at a special inaugural ceremony by Sh. Manpreet Singh Badal, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of Punjab.
MSFL’s Line 5 is designed to meet trends for recyclability, ultra high barriers and print receptivity. The line will be able to manufacture tRead More
Industry is business ready for the next edition of the total packaging, processing &supply chain event, which is slated for 25th-28th July PragatiMaidan, New Delhi.
The Indian Packaging Industry constitutes about 4 per cent of the global market. The per capita packaging consumption in India is quite low at 8.7 kg compared with countries like Germany and Taiwan where it is 42 kg and 19 kg, respectively. As the requirement for packaging is rising across sectors with traditional businesses preferring to package products, and the retail aRead More
New Delhi. May 2, 2018: Cosmo Films- a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and Industrial applications has been awarded the prestigious SAP ACE Award 2018 in special recognition category. The honour bestowed by INDUS (SAP India User Group) is in recognition for being the front-runner in cloud adoption.
Cosmo Films is at the forefront in adopting new technologies by leveraging innovation for digital transformation. The company has adopted cloud technologies like - SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud for mission cRead More
Dedicated hotline ensures high quality support and accelerated response times
B&R India has launched World Class Support – a dedicated support hotline that will serve as a single point of contact for its customers nationwide. Customers served by B&R India headquarters in Pune and its six branch offices will now have a single number to call, ensuring that they receive a consistently high level of support with the fastest possible response times. "We are proud of the best-in-class service and support we offer our customers," says Jhankar Dutta, ManagingRead More
Meech International is announcing the launch of its newest technology, the IonWash, designed for the fast and consistent removal of contamination from 3D components in the automotive, aerospace and electronics sectors, among others. The freestanding 3D component cleaning system incorporates extremely powerful ionisation, as well as blowing and vacuuming airflows, providing a more efficient alternative to manual cleaning.
“From the point of inception, the IonWash was developed with ease of use and cleaning efficiency in mind,” explains Adam Battrick, Sales Director at MRead More
The emerging company, Label Solutions of Mumbai, are well known for delivering consistent quality product in western India. They manufacture pressure sensitive and self-adhesive labels in roll form. Handled by highly qualified professional, the company is running with full orders and plans to double their production in the span of one year. The company is owned by three partners Mr.B.S. Rana, Mr.Sunil Sawant and Mr.Hemant Pathak. Getting pace with the business, recently, they have installed 10 colour Taiyo Flexo press. In India, Taiyo machines are sold and distributed by StandaRead More
Mumbai-based Icon Prints is a wonderful example of a company, which has achieved success by opting for the right technology for its print production.
Founded in 1996 by Suresh Sheth and his partner, the company initially began operations by manufacturing wet glue labels in roll forms, used extensively in the pharmaceutical sector. From there, the company has come a long way.
We spoke to Mr. Gautham Sheth - Director of Production & Sales, who graduated from Ryan college (US) and joined his father in 2007. He said, “CurrentlyRead More
Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore! Flex Films – the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex has developed an innovative bi-axially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film with a unique velvety and luxurious surface at its manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown Kentucky in the United States.
The new soft touch film FLEXPETTM F-STF exhibits exceptional scratch, heat and scuff resistance which has been a serious need-gap in the industry for flexible substrates. The surface is self-healing from most scuRead More
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) announced John O’Grady, current President of the Consumer and Film Division and former General Manager of World Wide Sales for Print Systems Division, will become President of the Print Systems Division effective April 24, 2018.
O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak. “Brad has been an important part of our company for many years, and I thank him for his tremendous commitment to Kodak and outstanding accomplishments,” said Jeff Clarke, CEO Kodak. “John O’Grady is veryRead More
Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak® Artistry, to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products.
These effects help brands attract shoppers’ attention without the need for the manufacturer to switch to a new packaging format or invest in new equipment.
Charles Brand, Executive VP, Product Management and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak said, “In a world where almost everything needs to be ‘personalisable’, we want to provide customers with something unique to help t
Fearing closure of approx. 4,000-odd units, plastic manufacturers have urged the government to review its ban on multiple plastic products.
Recently, government had issued a notification, ordering ban on several types of plastic products effective March 24. However, the government gave 30 days of time to all manufacturers, distributors and even consumers to dispose of all plastic items in storage and use.
“This decision will devour the plastic industry and affect the state’s economy as well. Suppliers to user industries such as beverages, medical, fastRead More
In 2017 Windmöller & Hölscher, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its position as the market leader in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and conversion. The family-owned company concluded the 2017 business year with a turnover of approximately 835 million euros – the highest in the Group’s history. In the unit of flexographic and gravure presses W&H achieved sales of 270 million euros worldwide. With this result, W&H remains the clear market leader for printing machines inRead More
Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian business and related assets of Ajanta Packaging, a privately owned manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels. The acquisition will further strengthen Huhtamaki's labeling business in India by adding new printing technologies into its offering as well as improving its innovation capability. The acquisition is complementary to Huhtamaki's existing labeling product portfolio.
The annual net sales of the business to be acquired are approximately EUR 10 million. It employs altogether 170 people and has two state
Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018 has unveiled details of a series of educational events taking place during the show, held at BITEC in Bangkok on 10-12 May.
The Shrink Sleeve Technology Workshop takes place on Saturday 12 May and will be moderated by Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director, Labelexpo. Topics covered include design and origination, inks, substrates, and converting and application technology. The workshop ends with a presentation on quality control and fault finding by one of the global industry's leading shrink sleeve experts, Dr Séamus LaffeRead More
This year, it’s a decade ago that Kodak started pushing back the traditional quality and performance limits of flexographic printing with a revolutionary technological approach to digital flexo platemaking: the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System made its debut at drupa 2008. For the first time, this solution from the Kodak stable enabled flexo printers and repro service providers to develop high-res flexo printing capabilities and implement them in a commercial, standard production eRead More
Constantia Flexibles Group is investing in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary in Vietnam to expand its product portfolio. Ho Chi Minh City-based Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. will install a new printing machine and a laminator that represent a single-digit million euro investment.
The wide printing machine will have reverse printing capabilities to serve new trends in the Home & Personal Care (HPC) and dairy lidding sectors. The duplex solvent-based adhesive laminator, which will be located in a clean room fac
Zircon Technologies India Ltd., one of India’s largest printers for high quality labels, has installed the DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000 TD processor workflow solution for use with DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY flexo plates. With manufacturing units located in North, South and West India, Zircon owns an in-house plate-making facility.
Solvent handling was one of the pain areas for Zircon and DuPont Advanced Printing worked with the customer to address their need to achieve high quality printing in quick turn-around time without the solvent. DuPontRead More
With a footfall of over ten thousand unique visitors, South India’s largest packaging Show- PackPlus South’18, set another benchmark as the most attended packaging show in the South. The four day show concluded successfully along with PrintFair on 12th March at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. With 250+ exhibitors, 150+ live demos the visitors had much to partake.
PackPlus South 2018 showcased some latest game-changing machines, materials and technologies that include high-end security and anti-counterfeiting packagRead More
The meet which was held in association with Anupam Industrial Corporation, Konica Minolta's channel partner in the region witnessed the presence of company's top executives along with top central and state government officials~
New Delhi March 6th 2018: Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies organized its government customer meet in collaboration with its official channel partner, Anupam Industrial Corporation in the statRead More
Using Plastindia as an opportunity, SP Ultraflex premiered their latest offering, the ROBOSLIT® plus Dual Turret Slitter Rewinder rated 1000 MPM. The machine ran at full speed several times a day, performing flawlessly to a rapt audience comprising the leading converters in the country and overseas. ROBOSLIT® is the registered trademark for the series of dual turret slitters manufactured by SP Ultraflex and at the time of going to press, 18 slitters from this series have been installed. The ROBOSLIT® plus Dual Turret Slitter Rewinder is an upgraded version of the regular ROBOSLIRead More
Noida, 05 March 2018: There has been a recent addition in the list of very many firsts that Uflex has introduced in the flexible packaging industry.
Uflex is the first Indian company to manufacture Glitter Printing Rotogravure Cylinder on its state-of-the-art direct laser engraving line. Pigments of glitter inks are substantially bigger in size as compared to conventional gravure inks therefore rotogravure printing on substrates using glitter inks has always been a challenge for convertors.
Talking about the newly developed glitter printing rotogravure cRead More
HP Inc. expanded its labels and packaging portfolio with solutions to drive the printing and converting toward more flexible, productive and profitable digital printing of any application. New solutions include the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press for labels and packaging and HP PageWide C500 Press for mainstream corrugated production.
“The expansion follows the largest packaging deal ever for HP Indigo with ePac. Our customers are growing fast across all segments and are experiencing massive success. They are leveraging HP technology to innovate and deliver on brands’Read More
The Printing & Packaging Division of South India Paper Mills has achieved a world record for corrugated box production during a single shift with a BOBST FFG 8.20 DISCOVERY flexo folder gluer. The machine completed 106,113 corrugated boxes in eight hours on 19 September 2017, a record made even more remarkable because this involved five separate jobs which had to be set up and changed.
“The average of 13,264 boxes per hour includes the set-up and cleaning time during the shift,” says Mr Pratik Patel, Manager – Marketing and Product Development at SIPM PrintinRead More
Keeping in mind the growth opportunity and need for innovation in India`s Flexible packaging market. Michelman inaugurated its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Mumbai on 31 January 2018. The opening of the Michelman`s Innovation Centre for coatings (MICC) was marked by the presence of Steven J Shifman, President and CEO Michelman and Edgard D Kagan, US consul general in the bustling city of Andheri.
Shifman stated, “The Indian Government is interested in taking waste out of the packaging, promoting less toxic materials and encouraging environmentally frRead More
At Stall H6C2 in Hall No.6, the regular participates Arshad Electronics had displayed its newly launched FLUXOMATIC PLASMATREATER. The special feature of the technology is that it is been licenced and certified by INSTITUTE OF PLASMA RESEARCH, Gandhinagar. Arshad Electronics are pioneers in Corona Discharge Treaters and Induction Cap Sealers since 1971 and have more than 10000 Installations all over the world. They have also introduced the Plasma Systems for Plastics and Textile Applications.
Talking to us, Mr.Aslam Moolji, MD of Arshad Electronics said, “PlRead More
At the Erhardt-leimer (E+L) group stand at PlastIndia 2018, we met Seshahri Rajaram, Managing Director, who is part of E+L, since its inception. Rajaram is a mechanical engineer from IIT Madras and did management from IIM Ahmedabad. Over the period of 40 years, he has witnessed the growth of company from 30 lacs to 100 crores turnover. E+L produces specialised web controls and automation system for paper converting and flexible packaging machinery. Apart from that, E+L has a licence agreement with soft tell to manufacture Corona treatment system, which is one of the criticaRead More
At Plastindia, we met Pradeep Shah of Multigraph Machinery. Multigraph has tied up with Printograph, Kohli industries and Multitec to market their products in India and abroad. So far, Multigraph has sold 5 presses of Multitec, 25 of Kohli industries and 20 presses of Printograph. “Our first launch was CI flexo with manugraph and this is a stepping stone as CI flexo was made in India with the help of expertise from Carraro. We have sold the first machine in Roorkee and currently it is under installation. Earlier, the press was imported from Italy, but now it is fabricRead More
Exzone solutions specialises in providing energy conservation solutions to the flexible packaging industry. During Plastindia, they showcased technology that results in fuel savings in the printing and lamination process.
Jayesh Pathare, Application Head- Flexible Packaging at Exzone Solutions explained how their solutions help to bring down the fuel consumption required to generate heat for the drying process. It measures the LEL level and recycles heat energy by re-circulating solvent laden air in a safe manner. The payback for such a system typically ranges between 12 and15 monRead More
Kuen Yuh Machinery Engineering Company Ltd., (KYMC) based in Taiwan is a 50 year old company and has successfully installed 25 High-performance Flexo presses in India. KYMC manufactures a complete range of Flexo Presses including C.I Flexo Presses, In-Line Flexo Presses and Stack-type Flexo presses. KYMC is headed by Kunal Mehta who is supported by a cogent technical support team located strategically across India for prompt and complete assistance to their customers. Talking to us, more about KYMC, Mehta said, “Our machines are operating in India for the widest printi
A Noida-based Kiran Consultants provide ERP and CRM for efficient management of marketing and production activities for promotional material and label industries. “The days of running standalone financial and accounting packages are gone. Implementing ERP has become a requisite if you want to stay in the competition. A good solution can help a company grow and earn better profits, “ said, Gaurav Bansal of Kiran Consultants.
At Stall C9, Kiran Consultant’s stand witnessed immense footfall throughout the exhibition days. The company also closed a pRead More
TAIYO KIKAI LTD together with Standard Printers Providers (Mumbai) installed 10-Colour Servo Driven U.V. Flexo Press in M/s Regal Creative Products Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. The press is being installed by the professional engineers of TAIYO.
Regal Creative has been set up by Mr. K.K. Bajaj an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Printing and Packaging Industry. A pioneer in tin printing since 1994 Mr Bajaj specialized in quality printing of tin show boards, metal decorative sheets for various manufacturers of metal coRead More
Valence Electrons Private Limited – an A.T.E. group company headquartered in Bengaluru is a leader in providing world class solutions for managing static electricity, ink handling, surface cleaning, and heat recovery in various industrial applications. Valence is involved in design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and support of various products and serve customers from various countries across the world with innovative products and solutions. Presently, Valence offers a wide range of products and solutions to a plethora of industries such as flexible packaging, printing, textiles, plRead More
At PlastIndia 2018 A.T.E. presented its full spectrum of printing and converting industry solutions. The products included ATEX certified static charge eliminators, static charging systems, online static monitoring, ink circulating and conditioning systems, waste heat recovery systems, register control systems, vision / defect detection systems, and plant conditioning / ventilation systems. Ashok Sethuram, Director, Valence Electrons, an A.T.E. group company and Anand Mehta, Vice President and Head – Print and Packaging Equipment (Operations) A.T.E., were present forRead More
Trade visitors can now register online for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018. Focused entirely on label and package printing, the show makes its debut as it runs 10 – 12 May at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aimed at printers/converters, brand owners, label and packaging technicians, buyers and design specialists, the event expects visitors to attend from across Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea and Australasia. Supported by the Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA) and the Department of Industrial PromRead More
New Delhi, Feb 2nd, 2018– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, lamination and labeling applications has announced commissioning of its second Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Line and fourth metalizer, both having annual capacity of 7500 MT. With installation of these new lines, the company's annual CPP films capacity will go from 1800 MT to 9300 MT and the metalized films will increase from 15000 MT to 22,500 MT.
These new lines have been commissioned at company's existing facility at Karjan, near Vadodara, India which already houses BRead More
Mumbai, India, February 03, 2018 – Shilp Gravure, one of Asia’s largest gravure cylinder makers, has become the first shop in India to adopt the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide 50x80 System. The investment in Kodak’s FLEXCEL NX technology underpins Shilp Gravure’s strategy and confidence in the system to help grow its flexography business.
Gajanan Bhavsar, Marketing Director at Shilp Gravures, explains how the company chose to invest in their new flexo plate-making setup; “The market and our customers demand higher levels of productivity and improved ouRead More
Elizabethtown, KY, USA: 02 February 2018: Metallized Polyester Films are increasing in popularity for imparting high barrier properties to laminated flexible packaging structures. However, it has been often experienced that poor adhesion of metal with the base polyester film can result in laminate failure, thereby decreasing product performance.
There has been an increasing demand for cost-effective films with high metal adhesion for superior barrier applications in harsh environments. However, the solutions that are currently available in the market are limited and cost
Michelman opens of its new packaging incubator, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC), at its facilities in central Mumbai. The Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging.
Backed by over 70 years of water-based coating expertise, and outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment, the MICC is strategically designed for fast & efficient development of sustainable packaging solutions. Shailesh Nema, Michelman India’s Country Manager and Director explains &ldq
This year’s calendar of events and supporting activities offered by the international association for the label and sleeve markets, FINAT, is a full one. It reflects, and addresses, the complex and ever-changing opportunities and challenges in the overall world of packaging today for the benefit of the FINAT membership which, in itself, is a diverse web of companies, from raw material suppliers through inks, printing and application machinery, to converters and contract packers.
Tackling the technical challenges
At the ongoing 2018 National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo (14-16 Jan’18) in New York, USA, Avery Dennison Corporation is presenting its latest label technology solutions through ‘Changing the Game with Intelligent Labeling Solutions,’ providing a compelling view of “how RFID is used across retail verticals, as well as the company’s vision for the future.” Leveraging its expertise in digital solutions for the retail industry, the company is also launching its Dynamic Window Display Advertising System at the NRF Expo.
With the acquisition of Tupahue Tintas, one of the leading provider of inks, varnishes and solvents for flexo and gravure printing, Siegwerk further strengthens its local footprint in the LATAM region.
Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, one of the Brazilian market leader for flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo). With this acquisition, Siegwerk expands its presence in theRead More
Patanjali will manufacture and process honey, amla juice, aloe vera juice, tomato ketchup, frozen vegetables, rice and pulses in the proposed Chhattisgarh facility
Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited (PAL), country’s fastest growing FMCG company, will invest Rs.671 crore in Chhattisgarh for setting up food and herbal processing unit.
The company inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chhattisgarh Government to set up the unit in Bijetala village of Rajnandgaon. The facility would come up 500 acres area, about 100 kms from the state capital.Read More
On 9th of December 2017, Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) conducted a “Technical workshop and networking session” at hotel The Lalit, Chandigarh. It was a very successful event attended by almost 100 delegates giving credibility to LMAI’s efforts to extend its membership to smaller towns that are now attracting investment in production of labels. The event besides delivering knowledge provided opportunity to printers to join the mainstream association with a platform to interact and network with their peers in the industry. The event was sponsored by Avery DRead More
Automation specialist introduces image processing solution
B&R makes machine vision an integral element of the automation ecosystem. At this year's SPS IPC Drives, B&R introduced the world's first image processing solution to be seamlessly incorporated in the automation system. The solution comprises cameras, software and lighting accessories.
At the heart of the solution is a broad selection of intelligent camera technology. Options at the lower end will replace simple machine vision sensors, while the top of the range will harness the fRead More
For converting companies it is a pre-requisite that their laminator is equipped with the kind of technological features and functions that contribute substantially to improving profitability through highest machine productivity and highest output quality which provide specific customer benefits in each of the various market segments of the flexible materials converting industry. This means that the equipment, under any operating circumstances, must provide for the given applications the kind of functional, operator-oriented, waste saving and eco-friendly, tRead More
Plastindia Foundation, the apex body of plastics industry in India took the responsibility of the effort, said it took up the initiative to create awareness of the need to manage plastics waste and recycle them more efficiently.
Later, the fabric from the T-shirt will be used to create 10,000 T-shirts and will be distributed to children from the weaker sections of society.< Read More
With an aim of expanding product portfolio, Kanan Graphics announces its association with USA-based MacDermid. They are appointed as an official distributor for MacDermind Narrow-web and corrugation flexo plates range for western India.
Besides the announcement, Kanan also displayed whole range of printing consumables for labels and offset industry. Mr.Chetan Shah, managing director, Kanan Graphics, said “For offset and flexo printing, we are offering UV inks and varnishes for Toyo Inks Arets and we are one of the top sellers of the same in India. ReceRead More
A global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies - Konica Minolta Business Solutions India showcased Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition.
The four-day exhibition served as a key platform for Konica Minolta to demonstrate its next-generation digital printing solutions, tailored for end to end requirements of printing businesses in the country. The Company highlighted its flagship products Accurio Press series C6100/C6085 for the first time in India at PAMEX 2017.
We at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to t
Plastindia Foundation signs MOU with Collector of Bhandara, Maharastra, India to help set up advisory and know how on waste management, segregation and recycling.
At the invitation of the Collector of Bhandara Shri Suhas Diwase IAS to Shri Atul Kanuga, Chairman Environment Committee Plastindia Foundation , Dr Sameer Joshi, represented Plastindia Foundation at Bhandara on 8th and 9th June 2017.
A presentation was made to all the COs of the Municipal Council (Parishad)Muncipal Panchayat and Chairman of Council. Bhandara has 33 wards and its neighbouring town Pauni there arRead More
With the new inking and wash-up system TURBOCLEAN, Windmöller & Hölscher has already set a new standard in the market. According to the specialist for machines for the manufacturing of flexible packaging, more than 1,000 systems have now been integrated in central cylinder machines. In 2016, W&H supplemented the system with a new variant: TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E with low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 TURBOCLEAN ADVANCED E units have been sold since the Drupa 2016, which is further proof of the high interest in the market for this futureorient
CHENNAI, 12th December, 2017: Consul Neowatt, the Global Indian UPS company today announced that it has been awarded as the No 1 Indian UPS Manufacturer at the SD Awards 2017 (SD Awards is the only awards for the UPS industry in India). The 25th edition of SD Awards was organized in Bangalore by Soft Disk, celebrating the UPS and Solar Day on December 9th 2017.
Winning the No 1 Indian UPS Manufacturer award is a testimony to the giant strides that the company has taken over the last few years in expanding their UPS product range. The company today offers the most c
Ms. Mamta Oza, the Chief Marketing & Exhibitions Manager – Plastindia Foundation, was the flag bearer from India, representing India as a country and showcasing PLASTINDIA 2018 at ROSMOULD - ROSPLAST 2017 - the 3-day conference cum exhibition held at Moscow from 20th to 22nd June 2017.
The 12th edition of the international exhibition ROSMOULD : ‘Moulds-Die Moulds-Stamps’ and the 8th edition of the international exhibition ROSPLAST: ‘Plastic-Equipment-Items’ is a joint exposition of the two projects, which allows representatiRead More
Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt.Ltd, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies witnessed a significant response from printing businesses, showcasing its industry-leading Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition.
The four-day exhibition served as a key platform for Konica Minolta to demonstrate its next-generation digital printing solutions, tailored for end to end requirements of printing businesses in the country.
The exhibition garnered a slow but encouraging response in the first half and the nu
The state of the art printing solutions to be showcased include- Accurio Press C6100, Accurio Press C2060, Bizhub Press c71HC, Bizhub Pro 1100, KIP 770 and Industrial Printer (MGI Jet Varnish 3DS &iFoil-S)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies is all set to showcase the new editions in its industry leading Bizhub and Accurio Press series at PAMEX 2017 exhibition, which will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre in the city of Mumbai from18 December toRead More
Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA) has received more than one hundred confirmed bookings of space for participation in the forthcoming PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 exhibition, slated to be held from February 01-06, 2017 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. Simultaneously, a very large number of enquiries are being received relating to booking of space. It may be stated that IPAMA is providing early bird discount to the exhibitors. The participants can book their space by paying a nominal amount of Rs. 25,000/- for claiming eaRead More
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, prioritizes sustainability and innovation to support the diversified needs and fast-changing demands of the coatings sector in its latest products and solutions set for ChinaCoat 2017.
Market-firsts, renewable ingredients, trend-capturing insights and colors, plus opportunities to simplify production, and improve the handling, application, protective functions and aesthetics of paints and coatings, live up to high industry expectations for decorative, automotive, industrial and wood applications.
During the course of the last 3 decades, SP Ultraflex Systems Pvt Ltd has played a key role at every stage of the evolution of converting slitters for the flexible packaging industry In India. A keen ear for customer feedback, accompanied by astructured mechanism for feeding this information back to design and a culture of constant innovation has always kept SP Ultraflex several steps ahead of the times. This was the underlying theme as Biku Kohli of SP Ultraflex delivered his presentation during the recent 6th Specialty Films and Flexible Packaging ConfereRead More
DuPont Advanced Printing offers a vast array of products; DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plates and systems constitute one of the solutions to address customers’ need for speed, productivity, quality and sustainability. The company offers a range of customer support services & training, as well as application support, on an ongoing basis to help optimize equipment performance and achieve high quality printing results.
Enquiring about the strategy of the company, we at ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to Dr. Andy Kannurpatti, Global Product &
October 16, 2017
GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.
The new generation Miraflex II, first introduced at drupe 2016, will be delivered to Lahore in October with start of production planned for December 2017.
Packages Limited was founded in 1956 as a joint-venture between the Ali Group of Pakistan and Akerlund & Rausing of Sweden and is the largest manufacturer of flexible packaging in Pakistan. In addition to thRead More
Makoto Nishioka from Japan Printing Machinery Association (JPMA) recently visited the Print-Packaging (P) Ltd office at Noida and confirmed its participation at PAMEX 2017 happening from 18 – 21 December at Mumbai.
The JPMA consists of 105 members, mainly the manufacturers and vendors of printing machinery, bookbinding machinery, paper converting machinery and its peripheral equipment.
During his visit, Makoto Nishioka said, “I’m very optimistic about our (JPMA’s) alliance with All India Master Printer’s Association (AIFMP) and strongly beliRead More
September 25, 2017, New Delhi : Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a global leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies showcased its state of the art production printing solutions across major urban centres including Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
The customer meet received an overwhelming response from the attendees wherein more than 100 customers in each city were briefed about the benefits of Konica Minolta’s cutting edge production printing solutions.
The aim of the customer meet was to strengthen customer connectRead More
Digital print technology has brought considerable change to label converting, as it has to all other print arenas. The international label industry association, FINAT, which mentors the complex supply chain that a ‘label’ represents today, recently decided that the time had come to establish some real metrics. As a result, the way in which digital print has manifested itself in the European label industry has now been profiled through an in-depth study of current status, anticipated market sizing and growth to 2022, converter benchmark data, and production trends. The results arRead More
PUNE, INDIA, August 31, 2017 – Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) officially announced the opening of their Innovation and Knowledge Center in Pune to support customers, partners and employees across South Asia Pacific and Sub Saharan Africa (SAPSSA).
“The Avery Dennison Innovation and Knowledge Center is made up of two key centers. The Knowledge Center, in collaboration with our industry partners, is an end-to-end training facility across both conventional and digital platforms,” says DarreRead More
Daetwyler Global Tec Holding has acquired the Rotoflex Group. The Rotoflex Group specializes in the development and production of high quality gravure printing and flexographic printing inks, as well as coatings for flexible packaging foils. Rotoflex operates a production location in Grenchen, Switzerland and a sales company in Moscow, Russia. The company was founded in 1975 and employs approximately 70 staff members.
Rotoflex can benefit from the global network of the Daetwyler Group and its know-how in the printing industry. The merger creates new s
A flexo trade house that saves money and wins awards for its customers
November 2 2017 – Bengaluru-based Veepee Graphics is a leading flexo trade shop providing high quality pre-press and digitally imaged flexographic plates to the major printers and converters in the label, flexible packaging and corrugated segments. A loyal user of Esko pre-press solutions such as PackEdge, FlexRip and Plato and a pair of CDI imagers, Veepee achieved Esko Full HD Flexo certification on the CDI 4260 imager in 2012. More recently, Veepee invested in Esko’s DigRead More
Skanem Interlabels automates prepress across its three plants in India
Skanem Interlabels India, is part of the Skanem Group. With their HQ in Norway, Skanem Group has been in business for over 110 years and has 13 production sites across 9 countries. As part of the Group’s strategy of digitalisation, Skanem Interlabels India has upgraded its prepress with Esko’s ArtPro and Esko’s Automation Engine software at the Vasai plant which has a fleet of flexo, letterpress and digital presses. It also extends prepress support to the Baddi plant in North India and
Asahi AWP plates improve OEE with faster platemaking, reduced press downtime
Tokyo, Japan & Brussels, Belgium, September 18, 2017 – Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that S.Lerner, an Israeli company with decades of experience in providing high-quality packaging, labels, shrink sleeves and adhesive tapes, has switched from solvent-based flexographic printing plates to Asahi’s AWP™-DEF flexo plates. The firm prides itself on utilRead More
DELHI, 28th Sep, 2017– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films.
The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside due to their moisture barrier property but also enhance the pack optics because of their transparency, clarity and wrinkle free appearance. The high shrink tight wrRead More
India’s first Kongsberg X24 cutting table equipped with MultiCut-HP head supports flexible production
Innovative Bahadurgarh commercial print, packaging and sign & display converting specialist Azure Press Pvt. Ltd., chose to
invest in India’s first Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with MultiCutHP to transform its short run production.
“We now entirely rely on the Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table for short-run production. It’s not just a sample-making table but also a production machine for sRead More
Low on cost and high on performance, TubeScan Digital and TubeScan Eagle View provides considerably high process reliability. The system detects defects even during the printing stage and that is the reason it is highly recommended for all kinds of narrow web applications such as, press, slitter or re-winder.
We at 'Labels Flexibles & More' interviewed Mr.Martin Betting, Director of Business Development at BST eltromat International in the LMAI conference in Agra. Speaking about his contribution in BSTe, he said, “BSTe is a mid-sRead More
Ink – Water balance is one of the most critical aspects of conventional “wet” offset printing. Ink and dampening solution are deployed to reproduce an image on press. Managing these twofluids, with completely different inherent propertieson the printing press is a fairly complex process, making the press operators job quite difficult.
Waterless printing is an alternative printing process for offset presses. The key to waterless printing is a plate that uses an ink-resistant silicone coating and eliminates the need for dampening solution. Waterless
Established in 1939, A.T.E. has evolved into a multifaceted engineering group offering world-class products and solutions spanning several segments. A.T.E. has developed several cutting-edge technology products and solutions and has a number of patents to its credit. We ‘Labels Flexibles & More’ spoke to Mr. Ashok Sethuram, Director of Valence Electrons Pvt. Ltd. and
with Mr. Anand Mehta, Vice President, Head – International Business A.T.E. in their stall at Pack Plus.
Guiding on the important requirement of production region, Mr. Ashok
The Indian packaging, processing and supply chain industries had a very positive beginning of August this
year. PackPlus 2017, which happened from 3rd to 6th of the month, provided a global business and
networking platform to the 350+ participating companies and hosted 80+ product launches, 200+
running machines and several other attractions. The show was held at the popular venue of Pragati
Maidan, New Delhi.
A spectacular number of 16521 unique business oriented audience visited over the four days which
The fourth biennial conference of the Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI), titled Innovation Simplified, was held at Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, Agra, from 20 to 23 July 2017.
More than 550 delegates from across the globe attended the event. The show hosted more than 20 presentations from different companies that helped flexo printers gain knowledge and understanding of technologies.
Expressing gratitude, LMAI president Sandeep Zaveri, said in his welcome note, “two years ago when I was chosen to be a President of LMAI, IRead More
With all the buzz around digital printing over the last decade or so, it’s easy to miss the fact that during that same time span there have been some big changes for offset printing. Approximately 97% of printed pages come from offset presses, with only 3% printed digitally,so any changes to offset technology have the potential to make a big impact both for individual printers and for the industry as a whole.
Arguably, the most noticeable change in offset printing technology has been the trend toward UV curable inks. UV technology has been used in theRead More
Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL) today announced the appointment of Ramneek Jain as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSFL with effect from 11th July 2017. Ramneek is a seasoned business leader with over 23 years of rich experience across manufacturing organizations in India and US.
Mr. Jain joins MSF after a 12-year stint at Anand Group, where he last held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Spicer India Limited, a subsidiary of the Anand Group. In this role, he managed company-wide operations and led an intensive cost restructuring exercisRead More
In another defining acquisition to strengthen its presence in the country, Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, announced that it has acquired the rights of Screen Print India.
Having made its debut in 1994, Screen Print India exhibition is held biennially in Mumbai since its inception and has grown wider in scope covering not just screen printing but textile printing and digital printing. Previously owned and managed by Aditya Expositions Pvt Ltd, the acquisitionRead More
Colour Mate Digital adds 3.2-meter Esko Kongsberg C60 for efficiency and diversification
Delhi-based signage and display firm Colour Mate Digital installed the Esko Kongsberg C60 3.2-meter digital cutting table in April 2017. They are the first customer in India to purchase this wide Kongsberg multifunctional digital finishing table for signage, display graphics and packaging applications.
Colour Mate needed more speed and support for their diversification strategy into packaging applications, and the Kongsberg table was an ideal solution.
Colour Mate Digital pRead More
Alrifai, the Lebanese dry fruit specialist approached Uflex to solve its peculiar pistachio pack problem.
The pistachios that the brand was selling in pouches manufactured by a European converter were turning rancid much before the expiry date. This resulted in market recall of the product.
The R&D team at Uflex delved deeper into the issue and diagnosed the root-cause. Pistachios apart from being hard have extremely sharp edges that rupture the inner layers of packaging thereby disintegrating the barrier. This results in the rancidity of the expensiRead More
Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the ALF 5000 filling and closing machine.
Designed for safe and reliable processing of various container types, ampoules, vials or both container types can be used on the machine, and pharmaceutical manufacturers can choose between three different versions.
The vial-only version features 100% in-process control (IPC), which ensures accurate filling volumes at all times.
The ALF 5000 also offers a wide range of filling systems: The platform can be equipped with all established filling systems such as peristaltic pump or tiRead More
Stirring and dynamic were the words buzzing through the two days dedicated to the gravure innovation event “Extending the scope, new technologies for gravure” held on 11th and 12th May 2017 at Bobst Italia, in San Giorgio Monferrato, Italy. Indeed the company put together an exciting and dramatic programme to demonstrate its advantage in leading innovation through constant evolution of its product range.
“We had great information to share and created a spectacular show to tell our story” explains Michele Vitiello, Head of Gravure & LamiRead More
The anilox roller is the very heart of the flexographic printing. If all other prepress conditions are perfect, but the anilox roller is not clean, you cannot produce consistent colour and print quality. Keeping your anilox rollers clean after each job, ensures the printer’s ability to produce repeat print jobs with consistent colour and print quality in minutes rather than hours.
As the lines on the anilox are getting finer and finer, the need for quality cleaning is getting larger and larger; otherwise quality printinRead More
Esko’s industry leading technology and its positive impact on today’s demanding print production environment has been recognized with two EDP awards. Both were presented to Bruno Vermeulen, EMEA Marketing Director at Esko, at the EDP Award Ceremony held at FESPA, Hamburg.
Two Esko solutions: Esko’s ArtiosCAD and Esko Automated Quality Assurance were awarded among 31 winners chosen from more than 150 entries.
The EDP Association aims to better assist the technology-appliers to find the right solution for their applications. As explains Klaus-Peter NicolaRead More
The 14th edition of Label Summit Latin America attracted 815 attendees as it closed in Santiago’s Espacio Riesco. The two-day event’s combination of informative panel discussions and technical and practical presentations proved popular, with a higher than expected number of delegates from the region’s south attending.
Held in Chile for the first time, the Summit’s agenda addressed a number of topics including market trends and challenges, the application of new technologies and aspects of the wine labeling industry. It opened with a keynote presentation byRead More
Prof. Kamal Chopra, President, AIFMP nominated as Member Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries
The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) have established a Development Council for Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries vide Gazette Notification No. S.O 1415 (E) dated 4th May 2017 for a period of two year w.e.f. 5th May 2017. The Council meets periodically to discuss issues concerning interests and development of Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries.
Prof Kamal Chopra, PrRead More
One of the world’s most widely used forms of packaging – the blister pack – can now be made totally in paperboard. Two major benefits are reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury. Blister packs are made to hang on a holder in the retail store and often consist of a paperboard backing plus a moulded transparent plastic front section to display the product to the consumer. The Norwegian converter Moltzaus’s ingeniously designed Cefapac improves both the pack’s environmental performance and its openability, and has already won awards.?Read More
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), a leading supplier of equipment, services and consumables for the global printing industry, and Steinemann Technology AG, a global supplier of digital and conventional print finishing systems based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, have signed a marketing cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, Heidelberg is to take over lead management for Steinemann’s entire portfolio of print finishing systems in a number of markets, including Germany, France, India, Japan and the USA.
Steinemann’s modular range of print finishing systems cRead More
GEW has released a new video to illustrate how wide-web converters can benefit from GEW’s fully air-cooled NUVA2 UV systems. The NUVA2 lamphead is available in widths of up to 2.50m and boasts particularly fast switch-on and cool-down cycles achieving considerable electricity and time savings. It addresses the specific requirements of converters who need to coat substrates in extreme widths.
Likora GmbH in Germany upgraded the final varnishing station on one of their gravure printing lines with the new UV-curing system replacing an older system. To this purpose they integratRead More
FESPA announces that its FESPA 2018 global print expo, will take place over four days from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 May 2018 at Messe Berlin, Germany.
The next global print expo is expected to cover nine halls of the Berlin Messe showcasing screen, digital and textile printing solutions. FESPA 2018 will again be co-located with European Sign Expo for non-printed visual communication solutions.
Roz Guarnori, (née McGuinness) Divisional Director, FESPA, comments: “We always consult with our exhibitors on the location of our shows and Berlin was one of the favouRead More
PRATI is released a brand new technology named FUTURA at Gulf Print & Pack as it exhibits with distributor Printech Middle East. Launched on the highly successful Saturn OMNIA slitter rewinder, the new concept enables converters to immediately upgrade and adapt their equipment to keep pace with future demands.
Compared to today’s standards, this unique open-platform technology enables an unlimited number of instant upgrades to safeguard the initial investment in finishing equipment which are designed to cover a handful of market demands. The goal oRead More
Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is jointly organizing 'indiapack pacprocess' where both organisers will join their expertise in the packaging, packaging materials and production sector and the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. The trade fair will take place from October 26-28, 2017 in Halls 8,9,10 & 11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. pacprocess is a further development of International PackTech India, previously organized with Messe Düsseldorf until 2016.
At interpack this year's, B&R will be showcasing SuperTrak – a versatile, intelligent conveyor system that represents a key contribution to Packaging 4.0. This smart manufacturing revolution promises CPG producers unprecedented levels of OEE and reduced TCO.
SuperTrak is a new generation of robust, operator-friendly intelligent conveyor technology based on long-stator linear motors. Unlike similar systems available thus far, it offers true industrial-grade reliability and easy serviceability. Its independently-controlled shuttles allow mass productioRead More
Linx Printing Technologies will showcase its wide variety of coding and marking equipment at Interpack.
The company will display the newly launched Linx CSL10 and CSL30. The laser coders have been developed for faster printing compared to previous models. It also offers improvements on set-up and installation.
In addition, Linx will feature the recently launched 8900 series and Linx 10 to extend the capabilities of continuous inkjet printing (CIJ). Features on the 8900 include Advanced System Monitoring, which provides a continual check of the printer&rsRead More
$15 million capital investmentmarks significant milestone in adoption of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates
Weatherford, Oklahoma, April 24, 2017–Kodak, one of the world’s leaders in commercial print solutions, hosted customers and community leaders at anApril 20th groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Oklahoma to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the region to accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates. The ceremony and associated celebrations featuRead More
The ATE's HMX-Ambiator uses a revolutionary two stage process to cool air: Indirect Evaporative Cooling (sensible cooling - no moisture addition), followed by Direct Evaporative Cooling (adiabatic cooling). This enables the HMX-Ambiator to deliver air cooled below the concurrent atmospheric wet bulb temperature. The HMX-Ambiator's areas of application include industrial and commercial ventilation and cooling. Also, process and comfort air cooling in auditoriums, malls, offices, hotels, hospitals, halls, gyms, wellness centers, cooling of kitchens (including ventilation) and dining aRead More
Hewlett-Packard has worked closely with Nestlé to print and give away more 56,000 personalised KitKat packs.
The campaign, produced by UK-based HP Indigo customer Ultimate Packaging and launched in February, is one of the latest examples of the growing trend for web-to-print personalisation in print and packaging.
With Ultimate’s web-to-print solution working in conjunction with HP Indigo digital presses, Nestlé is able to create an individual experience for its customers.
The winners get to add a photo or a ‘break phrase’ of theRead More
Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania introduced Adtone, a single-use paper cup with digitalised connection.
The Adtone cup comes with a heat activated thermocromic label and a QR code with programmed link to customer’s website.
The new digitalised connection makes the single-use paper cup a perfect media for smart device centered promotional campaigns. Consumers interact with a coffee cup for several minutes at a time and pay attention on what is printed on it. Adtone cup delivers the message effectively while enhancing the customer experience with fun and relRead More
The 20th anniversary celebrations of Canon India, the leading digital imaging company in the country, takes a leap forward with ‘We@Canon’, initiatives to recognise women power within the organisation on International Women’s Day. Constantly engaging and evolving its employees, Canon holds an array of activities focussing on fostering its women talent.
WE@Canon stands for Women Empowerment at Canon where the senior women leaders are advisors to the CEO to support initiatives that can bring positive change in the organisation’s gender ratio. Canon India hasRead More
The global manufacturer will show the new digital wrapping series, MPI 1105, together with a range of other vehicle and architectural solutions.
At FESPA 2017, from 8-12 May at the Hamburg Messe in Germany, Avery Dennison will be revealing five innovative products specifically designed to help printers generate new business opportunities.
These include 5600 LD Translucent Films, an outdoor High Opacity Film that covers existing graphics, Facade Film for building decoration, and 18 new Supreme Wrapping Film colours.
Avery Dennison senior business director Shaun Hobson&nb
· Kodak will be exhibiting the KODAK SONORA UV Process Free Plate at Gulf Print & Pack in stand H10 . The latest addition to the company’s process-free technology portfolio, is now available in many regions of the world. SONORA UV Plates and Kodak’s robust line-up of pre-press and digital print offerings on at the show will demonstrate how Kodak technology opens up a range of new applications to help customers expand into new markets while improving operational performance.< Read More
A renowned packaging machine manufacturing company - Nichrome India has
global presence in 45 countries. It has done over 7000+ successful installations around the globe and is undoubtedly pioneers in Vertical Form Fill Seal Machines and Aseptic Pouch Packing Systems. The company aims to become a premium global brand offering end-to-end integrated packaging solutions. We at 'Labels Flexibles & More' spoke to the Director Mrs. Mrunal Joshi and enquired about their latest development and future strategy for domestic market.
She says, Especially for Indi
The leading manufacturer of paper folding machines in India - Pratham Technologies offers a range of products in folding machines, outserts systems, mailing solutions, vision inspection solutions, variable data printing solutions and pharmaceutical packaging solutions. In PRINTPACK India 2017 they have displayed Insert Folding Machine and Label Applicator. Mr.Sham Desai (Marketing Manager for Pratham Technologies) said, “We are a leading manufacturer of Insert Folding Machine for packaging industry in India. In just first 3day ,we have received orderRead More
Backed by several years of industry experience, Monotech is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance and reliable products and solutions for the printing and packaging industry. They are one stop solution provider to Pre-Press, Press, Post- Press, Digital Printing, Digital Enhancement, Wide Format Printing, Textile Printing, Engineering Systems, 3D Printing, Labels & Packaging Printing, and finishing requirements. Monotech exhibited in biggest printing and packaging event of IndiRead More
NOVEXX Solutions is a global leader for all needs in terms of Printing, Labeling and Print & Apply Solutions including a comprehensive range of labeling materials. NOVEXX Solutions originated from Avery Dennison, the inventor of the self-adhesive label, and is based in Eching near Munich. In India, Manroland India Pvt.Ltd. is the official distributor for the NOVEXX products. Manroland was the prominent participates in PRINTPACK India 2017. We spoke to Mr.Sajan Abraham (General Manager Sourh Asia for Novexx solutions) and asked about the products that were demonstrRead More
Interpack 2017 is recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this outstanding international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20 per cent more space than was available at the exhibition centre with its 262,400 square metres in 19 halls. Around 2,700 exhibitors can therefore be expected again from 4 to 10 May 2017, coming from about 60 different countries. As before, another trade fair will be running in parallel, entitled components, special trade fair by interpaRead More
Pledges to Recycle Over 8,00,000 Used Tetra Pak Cartons and Donate 200 School Desks in 2017.
In line with its efforts to raise awareness and encourage recycling of used cartons, Tetra Pak, the world’s leading packaging and processing solutions provider, today announced the launch of ‘Cartons Le Aao, Classroom Banao’. This initiative is part of its ongoing flagship programme ‘Go Green with Tetra Pak’. This is a multi-city campaign, the first leg commencing in Mumbai, undertaken in collaboration with retail chains Reliance Fresh and Sahakari Bhandar RUR Gr
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad is going to launch electronics cluster at Bhiwadi on Saturday, where around 19 companies will be setting up facilities at an investment of ?600 crore.
“Around 50 acres of land will be utilised for setting up the facilities in the first phase and 50 acres in the second phase in future,” sources closed to the development told BusinessLine.
According to the sources, the 19 companies that are investing in the cluster include Fiem Industries (known for electrical lightings), Deki ElectRead More
HP Signage Suite provides cloud-based web apps for easy signage creation, helping PSPs, small sign and copy shops with HP Latex and HP DesignJet printers drive new growth for applications such as rollups, banners and commercial posters. The product supports the full product line of HP Latex Printers, as well as the HP DesignJet Z2600 and Z5600 PostScript Printers. It will support additional printers in the future.
A free, online tool designed for easy integratation into PSPs websites, Sigage Suite helps boost ecommerce capabilities, including with 24/7 availabity to receiv
Xerox Corporation and Electronics For Imaging (EFI) today announced a strategic partnership to bring to market a next generation digital front end (DFE) to drive Xerox digital production presses. The agreement includes the sale of Xerox’s FreeFlow® Print Server (FFPS) DFE business to EFI. Under the terms of the deal, EFI will continue to produce and support FFPS so current customers do not experience interruptions in sales or service.
“Customers will gain a powerful solution with more efficiencies, performance and quality to meet the most demanding producti
By publishing this first report, Siegwerk is disclosing its sustainability goals and activities from 2014 to 2016 and is therefore setting a new evaluation standard for its sustainable actions.
Siegwerk, one of the leading international providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has taken its commitment to sustainability to a new level. Sustainable management has been deeply rooted in the family-owned business’ corporate culture since the very beginning – Siegwerk always bears the environmental, economic and social consequences of its actions in min
The Label Academy has unveiled two new online training modules and supporting books to its current course list. The addition of ‘Die-cutting and tooling’ and ‘Brand protection, security labeling and packaging’ means the Label Academy is now offering a total of nine courses geared towards the learning needs of those working in the label and package printing industry.
One of the most critical areas of label converting and finishing, the die-cutting and tooling module gives a comprehensive guide to the manufacture and use of cutting, embossing and foil
World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be held from 16 to 26 June 2020. The dates of the world’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be brought forward by one week: drupa is to take place now from Tuesday, 16 June, to Friday, 26 June 2020. This was agreed by the drupa Committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on 15 February 2017. The key argument for this decision was the fact that in some European countries as well as German states the summer holidays would have already started during the initially planned dates (23 JuneRead More
ColorJet brand from ColorJet Group has bagged the ‘India’s Largest Manufacturer for Wide Format Digital Printer’ Award at the annual 6th Imaging Solution Awards Night held at Hotel Suryaa in New Delhi on January 13, 2017.
The award was presented by Mr. Pankaj Chawla Research Manager, International Data Corporation (IDC). The event was attended by over 400 top imaging industry professionals, who included manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, resellers, etc from different parts of India and also from China.
Over 45 awards were given away to different iRead More
For the effective management of production waste and order estimation Guwahati-based Manjushree group has implemented Kiran Consultants (Noida based) Flexibiz ERP Solution. With the expansion of business in laminates and multilayer Co-extruded PE films Manjushree favoured a more reliable and powerful management tool that could support their potential business. Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, Director at Manjushree says “Kiran consultants had served leading brands in flexible packaging sector and we opted ‘Flexibiz ERRead More